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West Covina Unified School District

  • West Covina Unified Leaders, Community Celebrate Completion of Edgewood Event Center

    Cheered on by city officials and District administrators, West Covina Unified Board of Education members on Sept. 8 cut a ribbon strung across the gates to Edgewood IB Schools, welcoming the community to tour the new Edgewood Event Center. The Event Center features a 350-seat auditorium and freestanding seats for District and school stage events and meetings, and houses Edgewood IB Schools’ career technical education programs, offering studios and classrooms for gaming design, video production, International Baccalaureate dance, and theater production.

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  • West Covina Unified Celebrates Newly Completed Edgewood Sports Complex

    West Covina Unified high school athletes dove into a new Olympic-size pool on Sept. 22 to celebrate the completion of a state-of-the-art sports complex as West Covina Unified Board of Education members, administrators and community leaders cheered. The latest of the District’s Measure ES-funded projects hosts an Olympic-size swimming pool, thermal shade structures that will reduce pool heating costs and bleachers that can accommodate 350 people. The complex also includes four locker rooms, two digital scoreboards capable of video playback, a high-quality sound system, and updated basketball courts.

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  • West Covina Unified Alumni Take Top Prizes at Film It West Covina Virtual Film Festival

    West Covina High School alumni captured the top prizes at the Film It West Covina Virtual Film Festival, showcasing skills learned as video production students and impressing judges with their interpretations of the theme “Together at Home.” Best-friend duo Joleen Jimenez and Angel Kuo – both Class of 2019 graduates – earned first place for their short film titled “Home,” as well as the award for Best Cinematography. Ko narrates the film, reciting an original poem that reflects on the many meanings of home. Her narration is paired with ideas of what one’s home can look like, featuring footage of Jimenez’s and Ko’s friends, family and community members.

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West Covina Unified’s Early College Academy to Hold Virtual Info Session

West Covina Unified’s Mt. SAC Early College Academy will hold a virtual information session at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, providing families with details about the benefits of attending West Covina Unified’s flagship dual-enrollment public high school in 2021-22. Academy students have the opportunity to earn two years of The Academy provides students the opportunity to earn up to two years of college credit and work toward an Associate of Arts degree as they pursue their high school diploma. Students from Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside and Orange counties are eligible to apply. Visit the Mt. SAC Early College Academy website to access the info session.

West Covina Unified’s Signature Programs Shift to Distance Learning

West Covina Unified’s signature academic offerings – including Mandarin and Spanish Dual Language Immersion programs, TK-12 IB continuum and its dual enrollment high school, Mt. SAC Early College Academy – have shifted to distance learning, ensuring students can continue to customize their learning experiences in 2020-21. The District’s robust programs afford students the opportunity to develop bilingualism and biliteracy, receive a globally focused education or gain college credit while they earn their high school diploma. Students interested in Dual Language Immersion or Mt. SAC Early College Academy may still apply for 2020-21 enrollment.

West Covina Unified Leaders, Community Celebrate Completion of Edgewood Event Center

Cheered on by city officials and District administrators, West Covina Unified Board of Education members on Sept. 8 cut a ribbon strung across the gates to Edgewood IB Schools, welcoming the community to tour the new Edgewood Event Center. The Event Center features a 350-seat auditorium and freestanding seats for District and school stage events and meetings, and houses Edgewood IB Schools’ career technical education programs, offering studios and classrooms for gaming design, video production, International Baccalaureate dance, and theater production.

West Covina Unified Celebrates Newly Completed Edgewood Sports Complex

West Covina Unified high school athletes dove into a new Olympic-size pool on Sept. 22 to celebrate the completion of a state-of-the-art sports complex as West Covina Unified Board of Education members, administrators and community leaders cheered. The latest of the District’s Measure ES-funded projects hosts an Olympic-size swimming pool, thermal shade structures that will reduce pool heating costs and bleachers that can accommodate 350 people. The complex also includes four locker rooms, two digital scoreboards capable of video playback, a high-quality sound system, and updated basketball courts.

West Covina Unified Alumni Take Top Prizes at Film It West Covina Virtual Film Festival

West Covina High School alumni captured the top prizes at the Film It West Covina Virtual Film Festival, showcasing skills learned as video production students and impressing judges with their interpretations of the theme “Together at Home.” Best-friend duo Joleen Jimenez and Angel Kuo – both Class of 2019 graduates – earned first place for their short film titled “Home,” as well as the award for Best Cinematography. Ko narrates the film, reciting an original poem that reflects on the many meanings of home. Her narration is paired with ideas of what one’s home can look like, featuring footage of Jimenez’s and Ko’s friends, family and community members.

West Covina Unified Alumni Take Top Prizes at Film It West Covina Festival

West Covina High School alumni who captured top prizes at the Film It West Covina Virtual Film Festival will be honored alongside other winners and participants during a drive-thru ceremony at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4 at Hurst Ranch, 1227 S. Orange Ave., West Covina. Class of 2019 graduates Joleen Jimenez and Angel Kuo earned first place for their short film, titled “Home,” as well as the award for Best Cinematography. WCHS Class of 2019 alumnus Moises Vera wowed judges with his short film “On The Clock,” earning the second-place prize, Best Editing and Best Visual Effects. Class of 2018 graduate Cristian Villenueva and filmmaking partner Alonzo Soto were also named Staff Pick winners for their film “Watchful Eye.” Jimenez, Kuo, Vera and Villanueva, who earned cash prizes for their films.

West Covina Unified to Hold Ribbon-cutting for Edgewood Event Center

West Covina Unified Board of Education members and administrators will celebrate the completion of Edgewood Event Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8. The Measure ES-funded project features a 350-seat auditorium and freestanding seats for school and District stage events and meetings. The center also houses Edgewood High School’s career technical education programs, including studios and classrooms for gaming design, video production, International Baccalaureate dance, and theater production. Edgewood High School is at 1625 W. Durness St., West Covina.

West Covina Unified Offers Distance Learning Training for Parents

West Covina Unified School District is ensuring all families feel supported during distance learning through a series of in-person parent trainings, which explore how to get connected, navigate the digital learning tools and support students’ online learning. The Aug. 26 sessions discussed Google Classroom and Clever. Additional trainings will be held Wednesday, Sept. 2 – highlighting Google Docs, Slides and more – and Wednesday, Sept. 2 – highlighting SchoolsPLP, Seesaw and other online platforms. Two sessions will be held each day, at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., in the multipurpose room at Wescove Elementary, 1010 W. Vine Ave., West Covina. Space is limited; parents must RSVP.

West Covina Unified Launches 2020-21 Year with Distance Learning, Robust Academic Programs

West Covina Unified’s signature academic offerings – including Mandarin and Spanish Dual Language Immersion programs, TK-12 IB continuum and its dual enrollment high school, Mt. SAC Early College Academy – have shifted to distance learning, ensuring students can continue to customize their learning experiences in 2020-21. The District’s robust programs afford students the opportunity to develop bilingualism and biliteracy, receive a globally focused education or gain college credit while they earn their high school diploma. Students interested in Dual Language Immersion or Mt. SAC Early College Academy may still apply for 2020-21 enrollment.

West Covina Unified’s Class of 2020 Receives Socially Distanced Send-Off

West Covina Unified School District’s Class of 2020 graduates embarked from cheerfully decorated vehicles, clad in face masks and regalia, to accept their diplomas during drive-thru ceremonies on Aug. 13. The socially distanced send-off provided graduates from West Covina, Edgewood and Coronado high schools the opportunity to bid farewell to teachers and staff, walk across a stage and take photos before beginning their higher education at institutions such as UCLA, UC Irvine, UC San Diego and more.